Dating culture in scandinavia
In recent years archaeologists have found the acronym EBK most convenient, parallel to LBK for German Linearbandkeramik (Linear Pottery culture) and TRB for German Trichterbecher, Danish Tragtbæger (Funnelbeaker culture) and Dutch trechterbekercultuur.Ostensibly for Ertebølle Kultur, EBK could be either German or Danish and has the added advantage that Ellerbek also begins with E.You can also check our different groups inside - Sweden Christian dating buddies, Sweden sugar mummy dating, Sweden singles dating, & Scandinavian Dating site.) is the name of a hunter-gatherer and fisher, pottery-making culture dating to the end of the Mesolithic period.In the 1960s and 1970s another closely related culture was found in the (now dry) Noordoostpolder in the Netherlands, near the village Swifterbant and the former island of Urk.
Like the Ertebølle culture, they lived near open water, in this case creeks, riverdunes and bogs along post-glacial banks of the Overijsselse Vecht.
The Ertebølle culture falls within the Atlantic climate period and the Littorina Sea phase of the Baltic Sea basin; that is, climate was warmer and moister than today, deciduous forests covered Europe, and the Baltic was at higher levels than today, and was a salt sea, rather than a brackish one or a lake.
The Baltic coastline was often flooded to a level of 5m-6m higher than now. Marshes were extensive, with tracts of shallow water rich in fish. The Ertebølle population settled on promontories, near or on beaches, on islands and along rivers and estuaries away from the dense forests.
It was limited to the north by the Scandinavian Nøstvet and Lihult cultures.
It is divided into an early phase ca 5300 BC-ca 4500 BC, and a later phase ca 4500 BC-3950 BC.